Ferhad Paşa
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Ferhad Paşa (Ferhād Paşa, d. 1004/1595) was born in Albania and taken into the palace service during the reign of Süleyman (Süleymān) I (r. 926–74/1520–66). He became kapıcıbaşı (kapūcībāşī, head of imperial gatekeepers) and sancakbeyi (sancaqbeği, administrator of a sub-district) of Malatya under Selim (Selīm) II (r. 974–82/1566–74) (Tarih-i Selânikî, 1:59; Hadikat’ül-vüzera, 42). During the reign of Murad (Murād) III (982–1003/1574–95), he was first appointed mirahur-ı kebir (mīrākhūr-i kebīr, the official responsible for the sultan’s stable) and then janissary ağa (āghā…

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Polat, Süleyman, “Ferhad Paşa”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Everett Rowson. Consulted online on 20 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_27833>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 9789004335745, 2017, 2017-5



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